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FRIDAY

SHEFFIELD Lyceum: The Ladykillers. Direct from a sell–out West End season, the classic black comedy The Ladykillers comes to life in a hilarious and thrilling new adaption by Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) and directed by Sean Foley). Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. Until Saturday. Tickets £15 - £28.

ROTHERHAM Civic Theatre: Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show. Featuring the film, starring the incredible Tim Curry as Frank ‘n’ Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Meatloaf as Eddie and Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £15.

SATURDAY

RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Let’s Hang On. In this remarkable production Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli and The Fours Seasons. You will hear the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote there own songs invented there own sound and took the world by storm all before the age of 30. Tickets £18.

MONDAY

SHEFFIELD Crucible: Sandi Toksvig Live. Sandi Toksvig – comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, show-off and international treasure – is embarking on her first major UK solo tour in years to celebrate publication of her new novel Valentine Grey. Long–standing host of Radio Four’s News Quiz and Excess Baggage and regular QI panellist, Sandi promises a brilliantly witty evening of stand–up, stories and fascinating facts. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £19.

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse, Neville Studio: The Alchemystorium. The Alchemystorium Cafe dispenses coffee in a highly unusual fashion, more unusual still is the supernatural service offered as an accompaniment to your cappuccino. Using silent physical comedy, striking visuals and puppetry, Gomito present a new comic romance. Enter a curious world of absurd magic as the inhabitants of The Alchemystorium get their first taste of love.Gomito is a collaboration of performers, artists and musicians creating inventive visual theatre to entertain and inspire. Performance 8pm. Tickets £10, £8 conc.

TUESDAY

MANSFIELD Palace Theatre: Lenny Henry - Pop Life. A one-man comedy show about music. Lenny takes the audience on a hilarious joyride through his life in music. You’ll discover what it was like being born into a Jamaican household with pictures of Elvis on the wall, and hanging at the Queen Mary Disco in the Midlands.Lenny Henry: Pop Life is a joyous, funny, freaky show about just how music goes better with absolutely everything. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50.

NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal: Northern Ballet - Madame Butterfly. Innocence, love and betrayal unfold in the picturesque gardens of a Japanese Villa. East meets West as Northern Ballet Sinfonia play Puccini’s beautiful score, interspersed with traditional Japanese music, as the Company blend classical ballet with Japanese-style dancing.The recipient of much critical acclaim, book now for your opportunity to see Madame Butterfly - one of Northern Ballet’s most enduring productions. Various performances until Saturday. Tickets £11 to £35.

WEDNESDAY

RETFORD Majestic Theatre: Pirates Of Penzance. One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best known works, The Pirates Of Penzance tells the story of young pirate apprentice Frederic who falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major General Stanley. When the pirates descend on the beautiful bunch of maidens to carry them off to be married, the General arrives and pleads on their behalf by stating he is an orphan, winning a reprieve for his daughters. The General is terrified the pirates will uncover his lie but Frederick eases his fears, promising to apprehend the band and put an end to their plundering. Until Saturday. Tickets £11.

THURSDAY

SHEFFIELD City Hall: The Hairy Bikers. It’s over two years since their last stage tour - a complete sell-out and they say ‘one of the best times of our lives’. So they are doing it all over again - only this time they promise it will be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. There will be some cooking and a chance for some of lucky audience members to enjoy a slap up meal on stage courtesy of the (Hairy) chefs.

Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50.